You may have noticed on my website’s home page, I feature this quote in a sidebar widget: True beauty is something that attacks, overpowers, robs, and finally destroys. The line is from Japanese author Yukio Mishima. I’m not sure how I first happened upon Mishima’s work — I may have noticed author Jack Donovan reference
Month: November 2017
My YouTube channel is up and running and has my recent podcast interview with Jose Medeles available for listening.
ADDICTION —Ben Beaumont-Thomas on how the prescription drug epidemic is manifesting itself in hip-hop music: Rap has always told its drug stories in more than just its lyrics. Snoop conjured the sensuality of his own buzz through his very vocal cadence and languorous G-funk backing, as well as his words. In Houston’s “chopped and screwed” scene,
Jose Medeles is the owner of Portland’s world-famous Revival Drum Shop and I’m proud to say he’s my first-ever podcast guest. Full of real-world wisdom — much of it earned by playing with a long list of rock-music badasses — Jose can riff on Marcus Aurelius as ably as he can discuss playing drums with Joey Ramone.
IDEOLOGICAL FRACTURES in AMERICA —Justin Murphy on whether America has become more conservative or more liberal: If there is one substantial ideological shift in American public opinion in the post-war period, it is the dramatic and near-universal increase in social liberalism since the 1950s. There has not been a general shift to the left or
Here is the first promotional blurb for my upcoming podcast, “Radio Cade.” I invite you all to join me when I launch the series later this month.